Last Updated: 28-11-2019

10 Best Small Coffee Tables

A coffee table can really bring a room together, but if you live in a small apartment or terrace and are stuck for space, it may seem a bit impractical. However, coffee tables come in a multitude of shapes, sizes and styles. Whether you are stuck for space, or you simply like the minimalist look and hate clutter, a small coffee table can make a big impact on your room.

Whether you’re conscious about price, material or colour, we have the top pick for you:

The Best Small Coffee Tables

1.
Rivet Triangle Coffee Table

Specifications

  • Dimensions: 76.8 x 64.8 x 55.6cm
  • Colour: Black, Walnut
  • Material: MDF, Walnut veneer, Powder coated metal

While this coffee table provides plenty of area and space for all of your drinks, plates and decorative items, it is small because of the unique triangle-style shape, so won’t look overly bulky in any room.

The mid-century style is still modern, and the centre detail is a cut-out which adds to the unique look. Black metal pin legs give that Nordic style, and the walnut top may be MDF and veneer but certainly looks more expensive than it is. It’s also surprisingly sturdy and stable, which is good for those occasions when you need it the most.

Reasons to Buy

  • Stylish design
  • Rounded edges
  • Very strong legs

Reasons to Avoid

  • Shape may not suit all spaces

2.
OFCASA Modern Coffee Table

Specifications

  • Dimensions: L105 x W55 x H42cm
  • Colour: Black
  • Material: Iron, Glass

Forever setting your drinks on the floor in between sips? Drinks forever getting knocked over as a result? Maybe you just want somewhere to place the bowl of popcorn on film nights.

If you are after a simple surface to pop your glasses and other bits and bobs on when entertaining or watching TV, then this is a perfect, affordable option.

The glass is tempered for strength, and the iron legs also make it sturdy no matter your flooring. It has a glossy look and is easy to keep clean with a simple wipe, so it is perfect for spaces which are busy/those households with kids and pets. A table which can do the job without spending a fortune.

Reasons to Buy

  • Price

Reasons to Avoid

  • Corners are very sharp

3.
Vasagle Coffee Table

Specifications

  • Dimensions: 106.2 x 60.2 x 45 cm
  • Colour: Black, Brown Wood
  • Material: Particle Board, Metal

A perfect mix between rustic and industrial, this offering looks great and does its job very well too.

To maximise its storage capacity, there is a metal grate shelf on the underneath which can hold some extra items so that you can leave the top free for display items or refreshments. Even though it is a mesh design, the gaps aren’t big enough to let anything sizeable fall through.

The stand makes it all strong enough to hold up to 120 kgs of weight. It sits on four feet to give it a bit of extra height and more stability as well as protecting your flooring, but is still low enough to comfortably sit in front of your couch and use to hold snacks, drinks and magazines.

Reasons to Buy

  • Rustic design
  • Stable design

Reasons to Avoid

  • Metal grid for bottom shelf unsuitable for some items

4.
Cara Oval Clear and Frosted Glass Coffee Table

Specifications

  • Dimensions: W99.5 x D59.5 x 41.5cm
  • Colour: Silver
  • Material: Glass, Chrome

If you’re after a glass table with a touch of chrome and not a single bit of wood in sight, then this Cara oval table is a great pick.

There are also a generous amount of storage and display opportunities. The lower shelf is split over two slightly different levels to add an extra element to the design and give it a very modern feel, as well as there technically being three shelves rather than just two.

It is a smoked glass table as opposed to clear, but you can still see through it to a certain extent. So if you’re after a glass coffee table to create the illusion of more space then don’t be put off.

Reasons to Buy

  • Price
  • Solid

Reasons to Avoid

  • Heavy

5.
Corona Coffee Table

Specifications

  • Dimensions: 100 x 61 x 45cm
  • Colour: Pine
  • Material: Wood, Metal

The Corona coffee table has been a firm favourite in households for quite a few years now, and it doesn’t look like it is disappearing anytime soon.

There is one small drawer at the front for a bit of extra storage if you want to keep the remotes out of the way or car keys where you can find them, for instance.

It is our pick for the best wooden coffee table because it is a bit of a steal price-wise, especially as it is fully made from solid pine. Wood coffee tables, especially of this style, can often be at least twice this price. It is heavy without being overbearing, and there is a handmade feel which makes it look much more expensive.

There is an entire Corona furniture set, which makes it a great option for anyone who loves the idea of everything matching too.

Reasons to Buy

  • Solid pine
  • Price

Reasons to Avoid

  • Marks easily

6.
Popamazing Set of 2 Modern Nest Tables

Specifications

  • Dimensions: Large table 78.5 x 78.5 x 40cm. Small table 56.5 x 56.5 x 30cm
  • Colour: White, Pine
  • Material: Wood, MDF

If you’re running low on space, getting a coffee table which sits in its place permanently as well as being quite bulky can soon waste this valuable room.

So these nesting tables are the perfect option for something which takes up minimal space and can easily be moved around to where you need them.

The larger one is the perfect small coffee table size, able to house a few cups and maybe a serving tray if you’re entertaining. The smaller is still perfectly capable of this but is great if you need a bit of extra table space.

They can either be used in two separate places or paired together. The curved equilateral triangle shape is something adds a bit of an extra design element, and gives you the option of nesting tables without the squareness and bulkiness.

Reasons to Buy

  • Nesting capability
  • Modern

Reasons to Avoid

  • Mark and scratch easily

7.
ASPECT Brockton Round Coffee Table

Specifications

  • Dimensions: D80 x H35cm
  • Colour: Black, Wood
  • Material: Metal, MDF

It can be hard to find a round coffee table which is small enough to fit comfortably in your room but large enough not to be classed as a side table.

This pick is stylish yet basic, so could easily slot into any room. The natural-designed vintage top gives a slight industrial and rustic feel, especially when paired with the black hairpin legs. It would suit a Scandi-themed area just as much as a country house.

Sitting quite low down, it doesn’t make the room feel cluttered or separated up too much, still allowing a bit of a flow.

8.
ASPECT Fino Mirrored/Glass Round Coffee Table

Specifications

  • Dimensions: 82.5 x 82.5 x 40 cm
  • Colour: Copper/Black
  • Material: Glass, Metal

An art deco design to bring a touch of 50’s glamour to your room, while giving guests a place to rest their cups and phones while you catch up over a cuppa.

The mirror top and copper finished legs are really in at the moment, and while it isn’t the smallest of coffee tables per se, the four legs and shiny/reflective material offer the illusion of space without foregoing storage area.

There is a matching side table if you want to purchase a set of furniture, or if you need something smaller but still want to stick to the same style.

 

Reasons to Buy

  • Reflective and shiny to add illusion of space
  • Easy to polish clean

Reasons to Avoid

  • Could become scratched or worn in a busy home

9.
Redstone Coffee Table

Specifications

  • Dimensions: L100 x 55cm. Height when open 60cm. Height when closed 50cm
  • Colour: Black, Dark Walnut
  • Material: MDF

Drawers are great for storage, but if you’re after a small coffee table, you probably need to fill a small space. And the addition of drawers and internal storage can often result in a bulky, solid-looking item which fills up space in no time.

A lift-top coffee table such as this one can give you the option to keep all those extra bits and bobs out of sight without risking losing them. Whether it be the television magazine or the remotes for the DVD player/stereo/games console, the internal storage space will no doubt come in handy.

The lid can also give you a second table at an extra height, perfect for eating from when sat on the sofa or using the laptop without straining and bending over.

You still have an under-shelf if you need anything to hand without it cluttering up the top of the table, too.

Reasons to Buy

  • Hidden storage
  • Lifts up to make it higher

Reasons to Avoid

  • Fiddly to assemble

10.
Oporto Glass Topped Round Table

Specifications

  • Dimensions: D70 x H45cm
  • Colour: Oak
  • Material: Glass, Oak

Glass can create the feeling of a more open and larger room, as there doesn’t look to be much space taken up.

This small round table is the perfect example. The glass is clear, so you can see through it from any angle which gives the illusion of it barely even being there.

The stand can also have a big impact on the room a table takes up. With this model, the X-shaped wooden legs don’t look too cluttering or bulky, but still give it a great amount of support.

The legs are solid oak, so the table is a bit more pricey than some similar-looking alternatives, but this just means it is quality.

Reasons to Buy

  • Modern design
  • Glass is strong

Reasons to Avoid

  • Price

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